4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2013 11:19 AM by needles27 RSS

    How can I speed up editing on my Macbook Air?

    abasil

      It's all getting slower and slower. Have my files on an external harddrive. Display monitor show 1/4 resolution. Still it is becoming impossible to edit as every step I am doing is taking forever now (apple taking time to process). Am I doing something wrong? Are their easy ways to speed this up? I wouldn't care if resolution was only 10% or less. Thank you for your help! I appreciate it!!

        • 1. Re: How can I speed up editing on my Macbook Air?
          John T Smith CommunityMVP

          Since note everyone knows the details of that computer... how about providing those details?

           

          CPU... GPU... CPU Speed... Ram size... Hard drive size and % free... external connection type... what you are editing

           

          Information FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840

          • 2. Re: How can I speed up editing on my Macbook Air?
            abasil Community Member

            Hi John,

             

            thank you for your reply. As for the free space, I am not sure where to find that info on my computer, but I have a total of 100 GB of which I am using no more than 15GB plus the Adobe CS6 software. The footage I keep externally. Here is the harware info...

             

              Mac OSX 10.6.8

              Model Name:          MacBook Air

              Model Identifier:          MacBookAir3,2

              Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

              Processor Speed:          1.86 GHz

              Number Of Processors:          1

              Total Number Of Cores:          2

              L2 Cache:          6 MB

              Memory:          2 GB

              Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz

              Boot ROM Version:          MBA31.0061.B01

              SMC Version (system):          1.66f61

              Serial Number (system):          C02DQA1XDDR1

              Hardware UUID:          2A0892DF-BF43-5EF6-8990-91DB985D05B4

             

            Thank you. Basil!

            • 3. Re: How can I speed up editing on my Macbook Air?
              Harm Millaard Community Member

              That is pretty common, that things slow down when you put the system under heavy load. That system is underspecced for editing almost anything, but it might meet Adobe requirements for installation. Not for using the software in practice however.

               

              Simply said: Get a new system.

              • 4. Re: How can I speed up editing on my Macbook Air?
                needles27 Community Member

                I have a MBA as well, and I wouldn't dream of editing on it.  Just too underpowered in so many ways.  I agree that your solution is to edit on a different machine.